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Sara Lawson
Sew
Sweetness
Clyde

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This tote features cut-out handles and comes in two different sizes; size small is a great handbag size, and size large
would make a great large work tote or a bag for a day at the beach!Seam allowance is 1/4” (6mm) unless otherwise noted.
Please read all instructions before beginning.
Finished Size:
small - 9-1/2” long x 14” tall x 3”

wide
(24cm x 35.5cm x 7.6cm)
large - 13” long x 21-1/4”

tall x 5” wide
(33cm x 54cm x 12.7cm)
All cutting measuremen

ts given throughout the pattern are width x height.
SUPPLIES
• 1 yard/metre of exterior fabric OR 1-1/2 yard/metre if fussycutting for size large

fat quart
er of fabric for the exterior side panels

1 yard/metr

e of lining fabric (please increase to 1-1/2 yard/metre for size large or if fussycutting size small)

1 yard/metr

e of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive
headliner; if purchasing Flex Foam, please purchase at least double the amount as it is only 20” wide)

2-1/2 yard/metr

e 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (medium-weight fusible)

Optional: 15” x 6” piec

e of Pellon #71 Peltex ultra-firm fusible interfacing (for a firm bottom)

20” handbag zipper

Two 12”

zippers
NOTIONS
• Clover Wonder Clips or pins

Iron

Pressing cloth

Rotary C

utter and Cutting Mat

Scissors

Disappearing Ink F

abric Marker

Dritz Wash-

Away Wonder Tape

Turning t

ool: Hemostat or tube turner
Clydebank Tote
Design Idea: If you prefer, you can
use fusible fleece or Pellon
Thermolam instead of foam if
you prefer a slouchier bag.
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CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
Please cut your fabric pieces in the order listed, so that you will have plenty of fabric for the bag. When printing
pattern pieces, always make sure your printer is set to scaling at ‘none’ or ‘actual size’ so pieces print at correct size.
IMPORTANT: Measure the tester 1” or 4cm square to make sure that your pattern pieces printed at the correct size.
For Size Large, please print out template pages 1-4; for Size Small, please print out template pages 5-8.
Helpful Hint: If you plan to quilt your exterior pieces to interfacing, I recommend rough-cutting them approximately 1” (2.5cm)
larger to account for shrinkage when machine quilting.
Cut from Exterior Fabric, Lining Fabric, foam interfacing, and Shape Flex:
(2) Main Panel, using the Main Panel pattern piece, cut on the fold
(1) Bottom Panel -
small - 13” x 4” (33cm x 10.1cm)
large - 15” x 6” (38cm x 15.2cm)
Cut from Side P

anel Fabric, Lining Fabric, foam interfacing, and Shape Flex:
(2) Side Panel, using the Side Panel pattern piece, cut on the fold
Cut from Lining Fabric and Shape Flex:
(4) Zipper Panel -
small - 14-1/2” x 1-1/2” (36.8cm x 3.8cm)
large - 16-1/2” x 1-1/2” (41.9cm x 3.8cm)
Cut from Lining F

abric:
(2) Zipper Pocket - 10” x 14”
(25.4cm x 35.5cm)
(1) Zipper Tab

, 4” x 2-1/2”
(10.1cm x 6.3cm)
Cut from O

ptional Fusible Peltex:
(1) Peltex Bottom -
small - 12-1/2” x 3-1/2” (31.8cm x 8.9cm)
large - 14-1/2” x 5-1/2” (36.8cm x 14cm)
Instruc

tions are the same for both sizes unless otherwise noted. Size small is pictured.
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Step-by-step video available at www.sewsweetness.com
1. If you are using the optional Peltex, center the Peltex on the Foam Bottom Panel and fuse in place. Place the Exteri-
or Bott om Panel on the side of the foam without the Peltex; pin in place, then baste using 1/8” (3mm) seam allowance.
2.
Place the fusible (tack

y) side of the Shape Flex against the wrong side of the Lining Bottom Panel. Fuse according to
manufacturer instructions. Repeat for the Lining Main Panels, Lining Side Panels, and Zipper Panels.
Helpful Hint: To fuse Shape Flex, first place the fabric face down, followed by the interfacing (tacky side down), then the pressing
cloth. I lightly spritz the pressing cloth with water, then iron, overlapping each area, for approximately 10 seconds on each spot.
When finished, it should be firmly attached to your fabric.
3.
Place the Ex

terior Main Panel with the wrong side of the fabric against the foam interfacing. Pin in place. Baste
Panel using 1/8” (3mm) seam allowance. Repeat for the remaining Exterior Main Panel and Exterior Side Panels; also
Exterior Bottom Panel (if you’re not using the optional Peltex).
Helpful Hint: I like to gently pull my fabric taut as I am basting it to the foam interfacing for a tight, crisp finish. If you would like,
machine quilt the foam interfacing pieces at this time; if you rough-cut, cut to the final size in the instructions.
ATTACH THE INTERFACING
MAKE THE ZIPPER POCKETS
5. Draw a vertical line that is 1” (2.5cm) in from the left-
hand side and also 1” (2.5cm) in fr om the right-hand side.
4. On the wrong side of one Zipper Pocket , measure and
mark a horizontal line that is 7-1/2” (19cm) down from the
short 10” (25.4cm) edge.
Draw another horizontal line that is 1/2” (1.2cm) below the first
one.
Helpful Hint: I usually like to draw a little ‘T’ at the top edge so
that I don’t get mixed up while I am marking the lines for the
pocket.
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6. Place the Lining Exterior Main Panel and the Zipper
Pocket r ight sides together. The bottom edge of the Zipper
Pocket should be 1/2” (1.2cm) higher for size small OR 3 ”
(7.6cm) higher for size large than the bottom of the Lining
Main Panel and centered (fold Main Panel and Zipper
Pocket in half lengthwise to mark the center).
Sew along the lines that you drew to form a rectangular box.
7. Draw, then cut a slit in the center of the box (through
both lay ers of fabric), starting and stopping 1/4” (6mm) from
the edge of the box. Cut a small ‘v’ at each end, cutting as far
into the corners as you can without cutting your stitches.
Push the Zipper Pocket to the wrong side of the Lining Main
Panel and press.
9.
Flip to the wr

ong side of the Lining Main Panel. If
necessary, trim the zipper to within 1/4” (6mm) of your
stitching line. Fold your pocket right sides together, raw edges
aligned. Sew along the side and bottom edges (do not sew on
top of the Lining Main Panel at all).
8. Center the 12” zipper, right side facing you, under-
neath the opening in the Lining M ain Panel and pin in place.
Make sure that the Zipper Pocket is lying flat and spread open.
Stitch along the opening, 1/8” (3mm) away from the edge of
the fabric.
Helpful Hint: I like to use Dritz Wash-Away Wonder Tape to hold
the zipper in place instead of pins.
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10. Repeat Steps 4-9 for the remaining Zipper Pocket and
Lining Main P anel except when attaching the second Zipper
Pocket, leave a 9” (22.8cm) opening, centered, along the
bottom edge of the pocket when arriving at Step 9.
13. Repeat Steps 11-12 for the respective lining fabrics.
You will beg in sewing the seams using 1/4” (6mm) seam
allowance, but gradually taper to 1/2” (1.2cm) seam allowance.
When you reach the bottom of the seam, taper back down to
1/4” (6mm) seam allowance. Don’t forget to stop sewing 1/4”
(6mm) before you reach the bottom.
This will now be referred to as the lining.
12. Sew the remaining Exterior Main Panel right sides
together with the loose side edges of the Ex terior Side Panels.
Make sure to stop sewing 1/4” (6mm) before you reach the
bottom. Press the seams open.
You should now have a ‘tube’ of fabric.
This will now be referred to as the exterior.
11. Place one Exterior Side Panel right sides together with
the Ext erior Main Panel along the left-hand edge, with bottom
edges aligned. Pin, then sew, making sure to stop sewing
1/4” (6mm) before you reach the bottom.
Press the seam open.
Repeat with the remaining Exterior Side Panel and the right-
hand edge of the same Exterior Main Panel.
ASSEMBLE THE BODY OF THE BAG
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MAKE THE ZIPPER PANEL
15. Place a second Zipper Panel right sides together with
the one from the pr evious step (the zipper will be sandwiched
in between).
Flip to the wrong side of the initial Zipper Panel piece and sew
directly on top of previous stitching.
14. Place one Zipper Panel piece right sides together with
the handbag zipper; plac e the start of the zipper (where the
zipper head is when the zipper is closed) 1/2” in from the left-
hand edge of the Zipper Panel. Start and stop sewing 1/2”
(1.2cm) away from either end.
Helpful Hint: If you are using a zipper roll, you will need to secure
the front end of the zipper in a different way, since it is a cut edge.
Instead, first fold the zipper tape on the right side of the zipper (at
zipper start) back by 45 degrees on either side first, then sew in
place as above (the pointed edge of the zipper tape will be placed
at the 1/2” marking).
17. Repeat Steps 14-16 to attach the remaining 2 Zipper
Panel piec es to the remaining long edge of the zipper. Make
sure that the second pair of Zipper Panel pieces is aligned with
the first pair. 16.
Flip both Zipper Panel piec

es so that they are wrong
sides together. Press the seam away from the zipper. Fold one
short edge of the top Zipper Panel in 1/4” (6mm) and press.
Repeat for the remaining short edge. Fold the long edge
opposite the zipper in 1/4” (6mm) and press. Repeat for the
bottom Zipper Panel, then pin the pressed edges together.
Topstitch the entire outer edge of the Zipper Panel using 1/8”
(3mm) seam allowance. All raw edges should now be
enclosed.
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19. Re-fold the Zipper Tab along the creases that you
pressed so tha t all raw edges are enclosed. Slide the loose end
of your zipper into the opening of the Zipper Tab until it hits
the crease. Pin in place.
Sew along the outer edge of the Zipper Tab using 1/8” (3mm)
seam allowance.
18. Press the Zipper Tab in half, wrong sides together,
so that both shor t ends meet. Open back out, then fold the
top and bottom edges in toward the center crease and press
again.
Press both 4” (10.1cm) edges toward the wrong side by 1/4”
(6mm).
20. Turn the lining so that it is right side facing out. Align
the side seams. M easure down 1-1/2” (3.8cm) from the center
of the Lining Main Panel and draw a horizontal line straight
across (the line will continue onto both halves of the Side Pan-
els also.
Flip the lining over and do the same for the other side of the
lining.
21.
Place the assembled Zipper P

anel (the right side of
the zipper will be face down) with one long edge
(the bottom edge) along that line and centered. Pin, then un-
zip and sew on top of the Zipper Panel with 1/8” (3mm) seam
allowance.
IMPORTANT: You will only be sewing with one side of the
lining under your needle (not all of the lining layers). Be careful
not to sew over the Handles.
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23. Turn the exterior right side out. Unzip the zipper and
the zipper pockets.
P
in the exterior right sides together with the lining, aligning
the raw edges and side seams. Push the Zipper Panel down
and out of the way.
Sew. Do NOT sew the top 2” (5cm) of the outer edge of the
Handle on ALL 4 sides (also do not sew the short raw edge
of the Handle). Notch the curved edges.
22. Turn the lining so that it is wrong side facing out. Zip
up the zipper to check it is alig ned on the front and back of
the bag. Repeat the previous step to attach the remaining
long edge of the Zipper Panel to the other side of the lining
(you will be sewing with the wrong side of the second side of
the lining against the bed of your sewing machine; unzip the
zipper before sewing).
24. Pull the base of the exterior out so that both exterior
and lining are wr ong side facing out. Pin the Exterior Bottom
Panel right sides together with the exterior. The 1/4” (6mm) at
the bottom that you left unsewn in Step 14 will open up at the
corners of the Exterior Bottom Panel.
Sew each edge of the bottom one at a time; you will start
and stop sewing 1/4” (6mm) away from each end.
Repeat this step for the respective lining pieces. Push the
pocket out of the way.
25.
Turn the bag r

ight side out through the opening in the
Zipper Pocket.
Helpful Hint: I used a turning tool to help push the Handles right
side out (either a rod with a latch hook or a tube with wooden
dowel will work; if you have a hemostat, that works even better!).
If you are having trouble completing this, don’t stress! You can use
your seam ripper to unpick the stitches on the sides of the Han-
dles before turning instead (these can just be pressed toward the
wrong side before topstitching).
FINISH THE BAG
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26. Flatten out the top edge of each Handle, align the seam, then sew each pair of Handles right sides together. I rec-
ommend gr ading the seam for a smoother finish. Finger press the seam open, then press the top 2” (5cm) that you previ-
ously left unsewn toward the wrong side and pin.
Topstitch the finished edges at the top of the bag using 1/8” seam allowance (the inner and side edges of the handles).
Helpful Hint: When sewing the Handle right sides together, you will be sewing the Handle edges on the same side of the bag right
sides together. However, if you are making this bag to hook onto the handles of a wheelchair, you may prefer to attach the front
to the back instead.
27.
Press the opening in the Zipper P

ocket toward the wrong side by 1/4” (6mm).
Close the opening by machine using 1/8” (3mm) seam allowance, or slipstitch the opening closed by hand.
Give the bag a good press.
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Main Panel pattern piece
For Size Large Bag only
cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing
cut 2 Shape Flex
Place on the Fold

1 2
Clydebank Tote
Place on the Fold

2 3
Clydebank Tote
Side Panel pattern piece
For Size Large Bag only cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing cut 2 Shape Flex

3 4
1” square 4cm
Side Panel pattern piece
For Size Large Bag only
cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing
cut 2 Shape Flex
Place on the Fold

5
1” square
4cm
Side Panel pattern piece
For Size Small Bag only
cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing
cut 2 Shape Flex
Place on the Fold

5 6
Clydebank Tote
Side Panel pattern piece
For Size Small Bag only
cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing cut 2 Shape Flex

6 7
Clydebank Tote
Place on the Fold

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Main Panel pattern piece
For Size Small Bag only
cut 2 exterior fabric
cut 2 lining fabric
cut 2 foam or feece interfacing
cut 2 Shape Flex
Place on the Fold